Feller visits Potocari Memorial Center
Sarajevo, 30 March 2012 - The Head of the European Union Police Mission (EUPM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Commissioner Stefan Feller, visited Potočari Memorial Centre in Srebrenica, on 30 March. Commissioner Feller laid flowers and paid his respects to the memory of those who were killed in Srebrenica in 1995.
"The horror of genocide is beyond imagination, and is the heaviest burden on the conscience of mankind. The Potocari Memorial Site is an eternal reminder of what man is able to inflict on others. When will the words "Never Again" unfold their power in reality?" My thoughts are with those who have suffered unspeakable losses, and whose pain will not end throughout their lifetime, and that of their descendants. It will be the ability to listen to each other that will finally set the stage for mutual understanding, for forgiving, and reconciliation. As long as this is not happening, victims and society as a whole will continue to suffer. Like any other country with a burdened history, Bosnia and Herzegovina and its peoples can only postpone, but never escape facing the reality of their past. The sooner the beginning of the process of understanding of the past that is joining peoples, the sooner there will be prospect for a future that requires much attention, in the interest of safety, prosperity, and happiness of the citizens of Bosnia And Herzegovina," says Commissioner Feller.
Commissioner Feller talked with Director of Memorial Centre, Hasan Hasanović, who informed him about the activities and plans of the Centre.
"I have one very important wish related to this place and that is to see professors and teachers from Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Mostar, Srebrenica and other places bring their students here and to Kravica. They need to hear, understand and talk about what happened."